15 November 2018, Thursday, 1:48
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Spetsnaz Officer Killed When Jumping With Parachute

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The commission of the Ministry of Defense is working at the scene.

An officer of the special operations forces of the Armed Forces of Belarus was killed when performing a planned parachute jump, the press service of the country's Defense Ministry reported on Wednesday, Interfax informs.

"When performing planned jumps with a parachute, due to a sudden change in the wind direction in the surface layers, Major Yauhen Salaveika got injuries incompatible with life," – the official website of the Defense Ministry reads.

A commission of the Ministry of Defense is working at the scene to find out all the circumstances of what happened.

The military department expressed condolences to the deceased’s family and declared their readiness to provide them with all the necessary assistance.